The liberal stalwart Los Angeles Times went to the mat outraged by shots taken at their Icons:
Host Jimmy Kimmel joked that Current TV failure and toxic TV liberal host Keith Olbermann had “more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann,” prompting Will Cain to ask:
“Why is it OK to make fun of him, then?” he asked CNN’s Don Lemon and contributor LZ Granderson. “Is it just because of his politics or because he’s a public figure? I’m really curious. Why is it OK?”
Seriously. This guy believes mocking Keith Olberman is beyond the pale. I suppose Kimmel should have called him a mashed up bag of meat with glasses. Here’s a news flash for Cain – when an insufferably arrogant jerk gets his comeuppance, his opponents don’t have to act like it’s a funeral. We don’t have to be respectful. We don’t have to be nice (See Alinsky’s Rules).
Maybe they were upset by Kimmel’s remarks about Obama:
“Remember when the country rallied around you in hope for a better tomorrow? That was a good one.”
Maybe they were upset by the way Kimmel ended the evening:
“Some people say journalism is in decline, they say you’ve become too politicized, too focused on sensationalism, they say you no longer honor your duty to inform America but instead actively divide us so that your corporate overlord can rake in the profits,” Kimmel said. “I don’t have a joke for this, it’s just what some people say.”